A 16-year-old schoolboy has been given a police caution after he was caught on mobile phone footage attacking a 15-year-old Syrian refugee at a school. West Yorkshire Police said it had investigated whether a racially aggravated assault had taken place at Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield, in October last year. On Thursday, the force said in statement: "The CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) has concluded that there was not sufficient evidence to charge the suspect with a racially aggravated assault and he was given a caution for a section 39 assault." The police statement said: "Included in the report received by police, was the video evidence of the incident, which has been widely circulated in the media and on social media. "The suspect was interviewed by police. "Upon completion of the investigation, it was reviewed by the youth offending team, the suspect was reported for summons for section 39 assault. "However, following significant media coverage about the incident, West … [Read more...] about School bully who was filmed attacking Syrian refugee let off with a caution, as police say there was not enough evidence it was racially motivated
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0 Have your say A 16-year-old teenager has been cautioned by police for an assault of a fellow pupil which went viral online late last year. The incident took place on October 25, 2018 at Almondbury Community School in Huddersfield.- > Huddersfield police investigate assault on Syrian refugee,15, at Almondbury Community School after video goes viral A video of the assault of the 15-year-old Syrian refugee was shared extensively on social media.In the footage, the victim is thrown to the ground and threatened with drowning.It provoked outrage and prompted well-wishers to set up an online crowdfunding page for the victim which received £50,000 in donations in the space of a day.The 16-year-old perpetrator has been given a police caution.West Yorkshire Police said it had investigated whether a racially aggravated assault had taken place at Almondbury Community School in October last year.On Thursday, the force said in statement: "The CPS (Crown Prosecution … [Read more...] about No racial motivation found as teenager given police caution over assault of Syrian refugee at Huddersfield school
The Syrian conflict has reached a pivotal moment. As the world prepares to mark the eighth anniversary of the crisis on Friday, there is mounting pressure for Syria's 5.6 million refugees in neighbouring countries to return home. Hundreds of thousands of Syrians now live in the Zaatari refugee camp in Jordan and the Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. US pulling out of Syria, citing defeat of Islamic State The bullying video of a Syrian refugee that shocked the world NZ's refugee quota 'could go up further', says activist They told Newshub they can't go home yet. Many have family still in Syria who have told them not to return because it's simply not safe. Khelfa Al Muhammed fled Syria with her children when Islamic State started bombing her local markets. They crossed the border into Lebanon and set up home in a tent - that was six years ago. She says the threat in Syria remains. "Where we come from, Islamic State are not defeated, they are still very present." Her family lives … [Read more...] about Syrian refugee crisis reaches tipping point on 8th anniversary
PUBLISHED: 15:16 07 March 2019 | UPDATED: 15:16 07 March 2019 Taz Ali Norfolk County Council is appealing for donations of furniture and household items to support the Syrian refugee resettlement programme. Picture: PA Images Belga/PA Images Help Syrian refugees feel at home in Norfolk by donating furniture and household items. Norfolk County Council voted in July 2018 to support the government’s vulnerable persons resettlement programme by welcoming 100 Syrian refugees over the next two years. Council Leader councillor Andrew Proctor said: “People in Norfolk have already been very generous in their support of this programme, and it has made a huge difference to the lives of our new arrivals, so thank you very much for that.“We would be very happy to accept any further donations to help our new Syrian residents settle down in our county.”There is currently a particular need for white goods, including fridges, freezers and washing … [Read more...] about Can you help prepare homes for vulnerable Syrian refugees in Norfolk?
PUBLISHED: 15:14 15 February 2019 | UPDATED: 15:14 15 February 2019 Imogen Braddick Pupils at Radwinter Primary School donate unwanted books to Syrian refugees. Picture: CONTRIBUTED Archant Pupils at Radwinter Primary School are very proud to support the Syrian refugees in Jordan by donating some of their unwanted books. There are currently more than one million refugees in camps located in Jordan, about half of whom are children. Makeshift schools have been set up by teachers from the camps, but they have little or no resources. A spokesman for Radwinter Primary School said: “We found out about the scheme from a local market trader, who periodically organises large container lorries to be dispatched filled with toys, clothes and books. Having decided we would like to help, we contacted him and he made a visit to our school where he collected several large boxes filled with books. “We hope they will be useful to some of the children living in … [Read more...] about Radwinter Primary School pupils donate their unwanted books to Syrian refugees